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Office of Health Education

Smoking Cessation

Building C016, William J. Lindsay County Complex

Hauppauge NY, 11788

631-853-4017

Tobacco Health Education Map

Smoking Cessation Class Schedule

Link to Smokefree.gov
CDC Fast Facts

 

Doctor with surgical mask  Tobacco use leads to disease and disability.
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction).
  • For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death.
  • Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
  • In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually (i.e., about 443,000 deaths per year, and an estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure).
  • On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. The cigarette industry spends billions each year on advertising and promotions.
  • $9.94 billion total spent in 2008
  • $27 million spent a day in 2008 Tobacco use costs the United States billions of dollars each year.
  • Cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion (i.e., $97 billion in lost productivity plus $96 billion in health care expenditures).
  • Secondhand smoke costs more than $10 billion (i.e., health care expenditures, morbidity, and mortality). State spending on tobacco control does not meet CDC-recommended levels.
  • Collectively, states have billions of dollars available to them—from tobacco excise taxes and tobacco industry legal settlements—for preventing and controlling tobacco use. States currently use a very small percentage of these funds for tobacco control programs.
  • In 2011, states will collect $25.3 billion from tobacco taxes and legal settlements, but states are spending only 2% of the $25.3 billion on tobacco control programs.
  • Investing only about 15% (i.e., $3.7 billion) of the $25.3 billion would fund every state tobacco control program at CDC-recommended levels. More Facts Here.
  • Brought to you by the LEARN TO BE... TOBACCO FREE Program

    Pre-registration is required. Please call the numbers listed below.

    Registration remains open for each class until the second session.

     

    Last Updated September 13, 2017


    MONDAY

     

    Riverhead Library

    330 Court Street, Riverhead

    Dates: October 16, 23, 30 | November 6, 13, 20

    Reunion: December 11, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact JANIS: 631-853-3187

     

    East Northport Public Library

    185 Larkfield Road, East Northport

    Dates: September 18, 25 | October 2, 16, 23, 30

    Reunion: November 20, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     


    TUESDAY

     

    Brentwood Public Library

    2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Brentwood

    Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 | November 14, 21

    Reunion: December 12, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     


    THURSDAY

     

    St. Charles Hospital

    200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson

    Dates: September 14, 21, 28 | October 5, 12, 19

    Reunion: November 16, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     

    Suffolk County Department of Health Services

    725 Veteran's Highway, Bldg. C016, Hauppauge

    Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 30 | December 7, 14

    Reunion: December 28, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact JANIS: 631-853-3187

     

    HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center at Coram

    82 Middle Country Road, Coram

    Dates: November 30 | December 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 4, 2018

    Reunion: January 25, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     


    Support Group

    In order to attend the support group, you must have attended and completed a full program (6 weeks) of smoking cessation classes.  Both support groups begin at 5:30 PM

     

    1st Wednesday of every month

    Health Department

    725 Veteran's Memorial Hwy

    North County Complex, Bldg. C928

    Hauppauge, NY 11788

     

    3rd Wednesday of every month

    Riverhead Library

    330 Court St.

    Riverhead, NY 11901

     

    New York State Quitline: 1-866-697-8487